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anything representing reasonable gun control they would lose the next primary, and the nra would see to it that they lost the next primary. >> jennifer: and there he was saying that nothing is going to get done. now you have given me a little bit of hope in john boehner being able to cobble together deals. do you agree with alan grayson? >> i don't think that the speaker wants anything to get done on gun control. and that's one that i think he really can stop. because they are so adamantly and ideologically opposed and if not that afraid that i don't see how we can -- can move that one, unless the senate -- i think two things that could happen. the senate could do a bill that had so many senator on it that then he would have to cobble together a -- a -- a majority made of the majority of the democrats, but i really think the only way we're going to get this done, i hate -- i hate to say this, because i don't think the burden should be on them but i think it has to come from newtown. i think this is going to fade especially when you get the multiple economic
to choose. they can give in to the nra or they can protect america's children with reasonable reform. i'm joined tonight by katrina van den heuvel, editor and publisher of "the nation" magazine and jonathan alter, msnbc political analyst and columnist for bloomberg view. great to have both of you with us tonight. >> thank you. >> the pulse of the country has changed. katrina? >> the pulse has changed, but one thing we must do is end the nra's stranglehold on our politics. you know, i think it's important to remember, ed, that the nra has some 4 million members but there are 100 million gun owners in this country who support common sense legislation to reduce gun violence. the nra represents the gun industry more than it does its rank and file members who, according to a poll by republican frank luntz, support, nra members support common sense gun control legislation. i think we need to make this moment a moment where americans are angry, are outraged, make it into a movement. and we need americans to tell their legislators they're fed up, enough, we don't want to see guns out of control
three days before she was killed. viuso, who's been an n.r.a. supporter, owns two rifles an an air pistol. how have your opinions changed since the shooting? >> i used to be completely opposed to any kind of legislation about guns. but now, as long as it's balanced with the mental health issues as well then, then yeah, i think it's a good thing. it's sad that it took this tragedy for me to get there. >> reporter: she wants more extensive background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines and disagrees with the n.r.a.'s call for armed guards in every school. >> seriously? do we want to live in that kind of environment where -- i think that projects fear on to the children instead of taking it away. >> reporter: beforehand you would feel that you were supportive of their positions? >> yes. >> reporter: do you feel that way now? >> no, not this position for sure, no. >> reporter: desiree viuso tells us that in the three weeks since the shooting the first time she felt even the slight "essence" of the darkness lifting was yesterday afternoon when her fourth grader at sandy hook eleme
. that's nra sponsored. >> bill: i'm not going to get in a gun control debate with you. >> goofed because you would never win. >> you wouldn't win. >> bill: you believe it's just going to be assault weapons in the handguns leave alone. >> i think he has to. >> bill: this guy paul krugman whiner teaches out of princeton. he called the president a wimp which i thought was disrespectful. he said he was wimpy in the fiscal debate we don't know why since you are a man of the left krugman talks about a lot of thing. when you sit in ivory tower in princeton and talks about what can and can't be done. is he not in washington. >> bill: why does he think the president is a wimp. >> he didn't get what he thought he should get. 250,000 above. >> bill: so no compromise? the position he went in is the position he should come out with. krugman's probably he is has never served a day in something reasonably involved in negotiations. >> bill: so you are happy with the fiscal thing. >> i wish it would have been 250,000 but it wasn't. >> bill: no? >> i will tell you one thing, the news here is that you and
. and i would say to the nra or anybody that says, hey, this isn't the problem, if it's not the problem, it will make a difference, it should make a difference banning them. let's err on the side of caution, keep the kids safe. thank you. >> let me also echo again my appreciation for commissioner dr. joe marshall because omega boys club has been a great partner. they are part of our effort to organize commutes, to intervene as early as we can, and i totally agree with the chief that these particular guns, if you look at them up front and close, you'll see they really shouldn't be in anybody's homes. they're designed to kill folks. many of them military style. i think to bring home the real story here is dr. andrei campbell of our san francisco general hospital, and also on staff at ucsf. he is at the forefront of world class trauma center that we have. and if you go day to day, and certainly with the 67 homicides that we have with the numbers of bodies that were showing up and people have shown up, many of which he saved, many of which he couldn't save that were victims of bullets and v
, the public sees what's going on, and the recommendations. host: do you support the nra? are you a member? guest: yes. host: now to the phone. good morning. caller: my question has to do with budgets. the house has sent a budget to the senate. the senate has failed to act on that. they have had no budget of their own. the president presented his budget to the house which was defeated. 414-0 with no democratic support. what will it take to get the senate to pass a budget? everybody's talking about deficit control. that all begins with having a budget. guest: we not only need a budget, we need a balanced budget amendment to the constitution, which i have always supported. we have to not only get our budget through the senate, which i am pushing to do. the republicans are not the majority, so we have to get to push a balanced budget through the senate as well as the house. but we have to have a balanced budget amendment. host: john hoven spent 10 years as governor of north dakota. what's the better job? guest: i would say being governor most. of the senators here, who were former governors,
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